Alcuni casi non si scordano mai.
Sono passati quarant’anni, ma la morte della bellissima e licenziosa Maria Turquand, moglie di un pezzo grosso della finanza, perseguita ancora John Rebus. La donna fu uccisa nella sua stanza d’albergo una notte, in circostanze mai completamente chiarite, e il suo assassino non fu mai identificato.
A Edimburgo, intanto, è in corso un cambio della guardia ai vertici della criminalità organizzata. Dopo l’era di Big Ger Cafferty, storico nemico di Rebus, una giovane promessa si fa avanti: Darryl Christie. Ma la sua ascesa viene intralciata da un’indagine su uno schema di riciclaggio di denaro da lui gestito. In molti si chiedono se l’era di Cafferty sia davvero finita. E se il temuto boss stesse solo aspettando il momento opportuno per riconquistare Edimburgo?
Piuttosto il diavolo è una storia di corruzione, potere e conflitti spietati in cui Rankin e Rebus dimostrano di essere ancora nel pieno delle forze, trent’anni dopo la pubblicazione del loro primo romanzo.
- ISBN: 8830447781
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 396
John Rebus is a favourite of mine, and when this book became available, I snapped it up. There is a strong element of comfort for me now that we are on his 21st outing. This is one hell of a thrill ride of a novel......and it all begins with Rebus dining out with Deborah Quant at the Caledonian Hote Leggi tutto
I doubt whether Ian Rankin would like me comparing his new novel to a comfy pair of old slippers but sorry! That's exactly what I have to do. You put those slippers on, get comfy in your favourite armchair, and with feet up, the world just fades away. That's how I feel about John Rebus, I start read Leggi tutto
For John Rebus, retirement is only a word, a minor technicality, something to get around. This something he is very good at, using whatever means necessary. Despite his health, which at present is presenting a problem, he never fails to be enticed when a past unsolved case is brought to his attentio Leggi tutto
The title of this book is taken from a song written and performed by British singer John Martyn. Rankin is big on music and he populates his books with references to songs and song lyrics, perhaps to provide further insight into the personality (and age) of his characters. On this occasion, the use
Edinburg detective John Rebus is officially retired and in the middle of a health scare. He's quit smoking and cut back on his drinking, but then a forty-year-old murder that was never solved captures his attention and he's off to the races again, even if he's not running quite as fast as he used to Leggi tutto
John Rebus is a copper through and through, and he most certainly cannot let go. Despite retirement and severe health problems, he still capers about like the best of them and he certainly can't stop himself going where he definitely shouldn't... Ian Rankin and his creation John Rebus never disappoin Leggi tutto
I never miss a Rebus book. I think he's become even more interesting in retirement. He's a bit like a dog with a bone. I marvel at the way Ian rankin builds character and uses POV. The story is gritty but there is lots of light to go with the dark.
In this 21st book in the 'Inspector Rebus' series, the detective is retired, but still manages to investigate cases. The book can be read as a standalone, but knowledge of the characters is advantageous. ***** Retired Scottish detective John Rebus is in his sixties, suffering from chronic obstructive Leggi tutto
I was a late arrival to the novels of Ian Rankin, it is probably only the last few years I've been reading them avidly, despite the longevity of the series, but hey I'm all caught up now and being late to the party is better than never arriving at all. The thing with the Rebus series and the writing Leggi tutto
I have read and enjoyed many of the Rebus books. Not this one. For whatever reason, I couldn't follow the story. Many characters. Inadequate transitions. Confusing plot. Actually no plot, up to the point I stopped reading (about 125 pages).
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